Toddlers Need An Accurate Mirror!

What is the biggest mistake a parent can make with a toddler? Yesterday a father asked me this great question. Here is my answer. First of all, most of us go off the rails in toddlerhood. When the child starts to move into autonomy and push back and push us away – we react. Autonomy is an essential part of …

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AAP New SIDS Recommendation – Does it apply to you?

  Mommy’s Number One Job! Keep her baby safe. And since this picture is not a sustainable solution in doing so… What is a good mother to do? This week’s revised report on SIDS and Sleep Related Deaths has my Email and Voicemail full of questions. What are concerned, engaged  and aware parents to do? As I mentioned in my news …

AAP Changes Recommendations for SIDS

New Information on SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment Announced October 24th 2016: This announcement is based on new research and is the first time the AAP has updated its policy since 2011. The new recommendation: Recommendations call for infants to share their parents’ bedroom for at …

Infant Self Soothing – They are not as fragile as you think!

Research reveals that infants possess remarkable ability to self-soothe. Mothers and infants are constantly going in and out of synchrony. – David Schnarch, Ph.D. The moments of synchrony are what we all seek. These are are those times when we are in sync with our children. We are working together in simultaneous harmony. All good parents and caregivers have two overriding …

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Crying and The Gentle Approach

Compassionate Sleep Solutions is an honest and authentic approach to sleep. My bias is that this is the best for our children. Most often when parents say “gentle” what they mean is no or at the very least less crying. My program makes every effort to reduce the crying and doing so in complete disclosure and transparency to the child. …

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Coping With Anxiety Around The Cry

The Parent In The Face Of Your Baby’s Cry It is natural for a parent to experience a rise in anxiety at the sound of their child’s cry. It is natural for a mother to experience more anxiety than dad at the sound of the child’s cry. It is natural to respond to your child. The Crying Face Of Your …

Join my FREE introductory RIE Mindful Moments Class

Free Preview! When: Friday, October 16th 10-11am Where: 1556 Greenbriar Boulder, CO 80305 Who: Moms and their 4-9 month old infants Hurry, space is limited to the first 15 people who sign up! In the Free Preview I will give you my exclusive, “Coping With the Cry, 6 Steps to a Stressless Mommy” Friday Morning Class – 10:00 – 11:00 …

Mom is a zombie due to no sleep!

Dear Zombie Parent – Changing Sleep Hard But Rewarding!

A sample email from a desperate and exhausted mommy. Message to Compassionate Sleep Solutions: My 7-month old nurses to sleep for nights and naps.  He wakes exhausted and so do I. He wakes after 45 minutes of night sleep, and continues to wake every few minutes to every two hours all night long. I am a zombie and not able …

The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep: My opinion

This bunny has hopped his way to the top of the Amazon chart. This is a testament to how desperate parents are to find something, anything, to get their child to sleep. “In the book, Ehrlin, a Swedish psychologist, tells the story of a rabbit named Roger who wants to go to sleep but can’t. It’s not the most compelling …

Newborn Sleep

 Sleep can and will be yours! For the newborn this happens over time – with your help. It is hard to know what is normal sleep for a newborn and what is simply asking too much. If you compare your sleep situation to other new parents you might start to wonder if you gave birth to a bad sleeper. You …